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A vintage clothing store isn't arguing with customers about wearing masks

  • Bingham said they put up a polite sign when the store reopened on June 1 asking people to wear a mask, so the staff could stay healthy and keep the business open.
  • Bingham said the store has been flooded with calls, emails and social media messages.
  • The store receives a lot of its inventory from estate sales, so the sign is just being honest, she said.
  • Bingham said grandmothers from all over the world have called and left voice mails thanking the store for standing up for them.
  • The social media uproar has attracted new customers to Antique Sugar, but Bingham said the store has paused its online sales on Instagram because of the volume of messages.
  • Bingham said that if anyone at the shop contracted the virus, the store would probably have to close for about two weeks.

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Go read this story about a mystery shopper creating confusion across the web

  • He’s repeatedly visited numerous online stores, ranging from auto supply shops to home goods merchants, placed single items in multiple shopping baskets, and then left without buying anything.
  • The Wall Street Journal has the story of the mysterious shopper, and it’s well worth reading to get to the bottom of what’s been happening.
  • Mr. Gornstein said he can’t picture John Smith but has sketched out an identity based on his purchases.
  • He’s a boat owner, or knows one, based on personalized picture frames designed for just such a person.
  • John Smith’s story would be more amusing if he wasn’t creating problems for the stores.
  • We don’t want to spoil it here, but you’ll be happy to know that The Wall Street Journal does eventually manage to get to the bottom of the John Smith mystery.

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Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs will testify in antitrust hearings - Business Insider

  • The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon will all testify before Congress later this month.
  • Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island confirmed to journalist Kara Swisher on Wednesday, July 1, that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July.
  • Amazon, Facebook, and Google all reportedly confirmed by mid-June that they would send their CEOs, but Facebook and Google said Zuckerberg and Picha would only attend if Cook did too.
  • Cicilline's latest comments suggest Cook has now confirmed his attendance.
  • Politico reported in June that the US Department of Justice was preparing to launch a probe into how the App Store deals with developers.
  • On June 17, the European Commission announced it was launching two antitrust probes into Apple Pay and the App Store.

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Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs will testify in antitrust hearings - Business Insider

  • The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon will all testify before Congress later this month.
  • Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island confirmed to journalist Kara Swisher on Wednesday, July 1, that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July.
  • Amazon, Facebook, and Google all reportedly confirmed by mid-June that they would send their CEOs, but Facebook and Google said Zuckerberg and Picha would only attend if Cook did too.
  • Cicilline's latest comments suggest Cook has now confirmed his attendance.
  • Politico reported in June that the US Department of Justice was preparing to launch a probe into how the App Store deals with developers.
  • On June 17, the European Commission announced it was launching two antitrust probes into Apple Pay and the App Store.

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Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook CEOs will testify before Congress

  • The CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google will testify before Congress later this month to answer questions related to its broad antitrust investigation of Big Tech.
  • News of the July hearing marks a significant step in the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee’s inquiry, which is investigating different alleged abuses by each of the four companies.
  • Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai have each already testified in front of Congress, but it will be a first time for Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.
  • Beyond its antitrust investigation, the committee is also likely to ask about other major issues at the companies, like hate speech on Facebook and Google’s YouTube division, as well as Amazon’s treatment of warehouse workers, The New York Times notes.
  • The Federal Trade Commission has announced an investigation into the acquisitions made by the big tech companies, and the Justice Department and 50 attorneys general from US states and territories are also conducting antitrust probes of their own.

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Peppering (Password Storage)

  • As the majority of users will re-use passwords between different applications, it is important to store passwords in a way that prevents them from being obtained by an attacker, even if the application or database is compromised.
  • Depending on the application, it may be appropriate to remove the older password hashes and require users to reset their passwords next time they need to login, in order to avoid storing older and less secure hashes.
  • In some cases, it may be possible to increase the work factor of the hashes without the original password, although this is not supported by common hashing algorithms such as Bcrypt and PBKDF2.
  • While this approach solves the problem of arbitrary length user inputs to slower hashing algorithms, it also introduces some vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to crack hashes more easily.

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Here's what happens when a neighborhood's only grocery store closes

  • That changed last month when Save A Lot, the only grocery store within a mile from Rayeford, closed its doors in the middle of a pandemic.
  • Rayeford and residents in the St. Paul's neighborhood, more than half of whom are unemployed, are living in what the Agriculture Department defines as a "low income and low access area" — one where a "significant" portion of the population lives more than a mile from the nearest supermarket or grocery store in urban areas.
  • Norfolk city officials, community activists and local residents heard rumors for months that the store might close.
  • City officials and community advocates say they are discussing both short-term and long-term answers to replace the Save A Lot. The city has added bus lines to go from the St. Paul's area to another grocery store, said Norfolk City Manager Chip Filer.

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Macy's CEO says it will not shutdown stores again amid coronavirus - Business Insider

  • Though nearly all of Macy's stores have reopened to the public, sluggish sales — particularly in states that have recently seen a surge in coronavirus cases — suggest shoppers are hesitant to return to brick-and-mortar shopping.
  • However, he said "the digital half of our business has shown very strong performance," citing particular strength in the beauty, furniture, and home goods categories as many Americans remained homebound in recent months.
  • Gennette said physical store performance has been especially volatile in states like Texas, Arizona, and Florida which were among the first to reopen retail businesses and loosen stay-at-home restrictions.
  • In recent weeks, Gennette said online sales are up in states were coronavirus cases have been on the rise, though he noted e-commerce performance didn't cover the gap from lost foot traffic as shoppers return to shelter-in-place practices.

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Macy's CEO says it will not shutdown stores again amid coronavirus - Business Insider

  • Though nearly all of Macy's stores have reopened to the public, sluggish sales — particularly in states that have recently seen a surge in coronavirus cases — suggest shoppers are hesitant to return to brick-and-mortar shopping.
  • However, he said "the digital half of our business has shown very strong performance," citing particular strength in the beauty, furniture, and home goods categories as many Americans remained homebound in recent months.
  • Gennette said physical store performance has been especially volatile in states like Texas, Arizona, and Florida which were among the first to reopen retail businesses and loosen stay-at-home restrictions.
  • In recent weeks, Gennette said online sales are up in states were coronavirus cases have been on the rise, though he noted e-commerce performance didn't cover the gap from lost foot traffic as shoppers return to shelter-in-place practices.

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Mexico City's Jüsto raises a $12 million bridge round for its delivery-only grocery stores

  • Jüsto, the Mexico City-based delivery only grocery store chain, has raised another $12 million in financing as it looks to expand its now pandemically-relevant business of “dark stores” across the country.
  • A recent Nielsen study cited by the company found that 11 percent of respondents had purchased fresh food online for the first time in 2020, as lockdowns in cities across the world restricted movement for everyone but essential workers — with 70 percent of those surveyed saying they’d do it again within the year.
  • Darkstore is a company that has raised nearly $30 million to convert empty space into third-party fulfillment centers.
  • These companies are focused on being third party logistics players for delivery rather than creating their own brands, but Jüsto shows that there’s an opportunity for purpose built direct to consumer grocery businesses to use the same infrastructure and create actual brand loyalty.

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